Our favourite part of Hua Hin is found north of the city centre along Naeb Kehardt Road and Soi 51, where some good boutique accommodation fills up with trendy Thais on weekends. In the portion of Central Hua Hin nearest the beach, stacks of cheap guesthouses rub shoulders with upscale chain resorts. Walk 10 minutes away from the sand to find the best selection of budget accommodation. Another cluster of budget options is found on Soi 67 to the south of town, while further south, Khao Takiab Road operates at a lower key.
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The area west of Phetkasem in the centre of Hua Hin includes a mix of budget spots to go with a few midrange hotels close to the night market. Quieter than the Nares Damri neighbourhood (a five-minute walk away), this area is convenient if you’re arriving late on a train or bus from Bangkok. Some of the cheapest digs in town can be scored around here.
Clustered between the old fishing pier, the beach and Phetkasem Road are a tangle of narrow lanes with at least two-dozen guesthouses and a smattering of midrange hotels. Some would call the area tacky or seedy, but others might find it entertaining and convenient. The towering Hilton flanks the northern side, with the massive Centara Grand just beyond that.
A 10- to 20-minute walk north of the central tourist area brings you to a far more relaxed neighbourhood with a trendy and artistic atmosphere. While low-budget travellers are out of luck in this, our favourite part of Hua Hin, those seeking a stylish flashpacker guesthouse or intimate boutique resort have several options to choose from.
A 15-minute walk from the night market and train station but a one-minute hop to a decent stretch of beach, Soi 67 hosts a tightly packed selection of similarly equipped guesthouses in the 600 to 1,200 baht range. It also has a small, shabby swimming pool shared among the guesthouses. This general vicinity also includes a few upscale resorts, and a cluster of expat bars and guesthouses on Soi 80.
The road to Khao Takiab is Hua Hin’s fastest growing area, with some massive condominiums and big-name hotels having gone up over the past few years. Head past those and you reach a laidback village with some intimate mid- to high-end resorts peppered into residential areas. The beach here is quiet and there’s a decent selection of restaurants. Central Hua Hin is several kilometres away, but songthaews provide regular transport.